Camera Obscura
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An artist thrown into the violent world of police work is torn between his creative sensibility and his pragmatic need to earn a living in this offbeat police thriller. Jimmy (Adam Trese) is a gifted photographer who, despite the quality of his work, is having a hard time making ends meet. Eager to be able to support himself and his wife, Maria (Ariadna Gil), a classical dancer, Jimmy takes a job as a crime scene photographer with the L.A.P.D. The constant parade of violence and brutality Jimmy sees through his camera's lens proves hard to take, and soon Jimmy begins rearranging the scenes… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An L.A. neo-noir raised to an insufferable degree of artiness."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"A film of high gloss and low substance."
‑ , E! Online
"Sarkissian's script ... is both overwrought and undercooked."
‑ Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, L.A. Weekly
"An edgy thriller with its own take that took me on a road I never travelled. Ahead of the general level of the low budget-festival winning competition."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"Thanks to a lack of innovation and a tired script, writer/director Hamlet Sarkissian is about as cutting edge as the out-of-touch friend who keeps trying to tell you that Michael Jackson's latest albums are as good as his old stuff."
‑ Larry Carroll, FilmStew.com
"A nuanced crime film with some colorful personalities."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
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